Monday morning Martha and I walked up the street to the Grand Palais and were delighted to find no line for the Cartier exhibit we were hoping to see. In a flash we were inside and surrounded by glittering jewels created by Cartier over 160 years. The highlight of the exhibit was a rotating display of tiaras, including the one worn by the Duchess of Cambridge on her wedding day. I apologize that some of my photos are a tad distorted. For some reason they had all these jewels in cases!
I loved seeing jewels worn by glamorous women such as Gloria Swanson, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Deitrich, and Brigitte Bardot. The most amazing piece, however, was the bib necklace worn by the Maharaga of Patiala. Yeah- that guy.
After a late lunch, we walked a long way down Rue St. Honore, admiring the shop windows and the decorations and the interesting crowd sharing the sidewalk with us.
The Bristol looked quite nice.
As did Laduree.
And that’s a wrap for Day 2. No rain and not even very cold! Thanks, Paris!